- Subject index
This book makes a significant contribution to cultural economic approaches to organizational and economic life. Specifically it offers both a survey of the field, as well as a practical guide to doing 'cultural economy'. The text, which builds upon du Gay's earlier work, will engage with a range of debates from cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, and management. It brings du Gay's style and originality to bear on the subject of culture and economy, and results in a book that will once more make a solid contribution to cultural studies.
Chapter 2: The Identity of Persons II
The Identity of Persons II
Engagement with the work of Elias and Bourdieu, and the investigation of ‘legal personality’ in Chapter 1 suggests that what is understood by the term ‘self’ cannot be seen to furnish the ground for all forms of personhood. However, despite this conclusion a problem remains that needs addressing: how is it that this notion of ‘self’ – individualized, interiorized, psychologized – has come to be thought of as the sine qua non of what it means to be a person in the present? How did one way of being a person come to be seen as the ‘true’ or essential form of human subjectivity? Chapter 2 is concerned with sketching possible answers to this problem.
Through an ...